Full Name: Geno Marcellus Carlisle
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 200
Birthdate: August 13, 1976 (Grand Rapids, MI)
High School: Ottawa Hills HS (Grand Rapids, MI)
Has played in Venezuela, Italy, Spain, the ABA and CBA the past few seasons. In 2001-02, appeared in 6 games for De Vizia Scandone Avellino in Italy, averaging 17.7 points. In 2000-01, started season with the San Diego Wildfire in the ABA, averaging 22.8 points before moving on to Rooster Varese in Italy, where he averaged 24.7 points in 10 games. In 1999-00, spent season with the Rockford Lightning of the CBA, averaging 10.6 points in a reserve role. Played for Denver Nuggets team in the 2001 Rocky Mountain Summer League
Played final two seasons of collegiate career at California, after playing his first two seasons at Northwestern. Scored 1756 total points over his collegiate career, hitting 195 total three-pointers and dishing out 353 total assists. Scored at least 20 points in a game at California 18 times, and reached double figures in 45 of 55 games. Sat out 1996-97 season at California under NCAA transfer rules.
As a senior, averaged 15.9 points and 3.9 assists, leading California to the post-season NIT title. Converted a three-point play with 4.7 seconds left to lift the Bears to a 61-60 victory over Clemson in the finals. Played at point guard for most of the year and led the team in assists. Scored at least 25 points six times, with a season-high of 29 in a win over North Carolina. Set career high of 10 assists at Southern Cal. Made 27 consecutive free throws from Feb. 29 to Mar. 6. Selected honorable mention All-Pac 10 and was team co-Most Valuable Player of the Year.
As a junior, averaged 17.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists after becoming eligible to play after fall exams under NCAA transfer rules. Led team in scoring average and was team high points in 13 games. Became first player in school history to make five three-pointers in consecutive games in contests against Oregon and Oregon State. Averaged 21.9 points in road games. Went for season-high of 31 points at UCLA. Was named to the Pac-10 All-Newcomer team.
As a sophomore at Northwestern, averaged a team high 19.7 points, and added in 2.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists. Ranked second in the conference in scoring. Scored at least 20 points in 13 games, and scored a career-high of 39 points against Wisconsin. Tied a school record with 17 free throws made (out of 20 attempted) in the win over the Badgers. Was named to the All-Big 10 First Team after the season.
As a freshman, averaged 11.7 points and 3.9 assists a game, starting 20 of 26 games including the last ten of the season. Led team in scoring 14 times and hit double figures in 17 games.